Seize the Day London

On Your Marks…Get Set…Go: The 7th Annual Seize the Day London Goes Virtual!

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario (ESWO) kicks off the 7th Annual Seize the Day 5k Run / 2.5k Walk on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Even though we have been forced to host the event virtually, the goal is the same….to raise funds to provide support and educational services for people living with epilepsy, their families and their communities throughout Southwestern Ontario. 

Whether you are participating to honour someone you sadly lost to a seizure, supporting those affected by epilepsy, or want to help raise awareness, we invite you to join us for this special occasion. If you are a marathon runner, a leisurely jogger or a casual walker…everyone is welcome to participate! We hope you can join us and help make this annual event even bigger this year to show people living with epilepsy that they are not alone! 

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How It Works

A virtual run is a race that can be run (walked or in a wheelchair/stroller) from any location you choose. You get to create your own route, participate at your own pace and time it yourself (if you so desire). You have from September 12 – 27, 2020 to complete your 2.5 or 5K.  

  1. Register your team (waived registration fee this year)
  2. Order your event t-shirt ($20 – $25 each) no later than August 7, 2020 if desired (no delivery – predetermined pick up locations in London, Windsor area, Seaforth only).
  3. Collect pledges from your friends and family.
  4. Download your “I am walking for” sign.  Download here.
  5. Mark your calendar to tune into the Opening Ceremony via Facebook Live or our YouTube live stream on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10 a.m.
  6. Have your team complete your walk or run between the specified time period (take lots of pictures and tag us on social media…let’s see your purple!) You can also upload your pictures directly on our Race Roster page by selecting the “View Gallery" tab on the left.
  7. Download a generic participant certificate (download here) or print your own personalized certificate once you submit your results on Race Roster.
  8. Celebrate with us! Join us for the Closing Ceremony via Facebook live or YouTube live stream on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 4pm. Total raised and prize winners will be announced.

Walk as a Team

  • Register as a team! Teams must have a minimum of 4 people and must register in advance
  • We have created a Team Captain's Kit for those who are interested in organizing a team for the event.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  1. Team Captain with the most participants
  2. Team Captain with the highest team pledges
  3. Top individual pledge earner, London
  4. Top individual pledge earner, Windsor
  5. Best themed team uniform

Note: In order to be eligible for the above prizes you need to submit your pledges and money to our office by Thursday, September 24, 2020. Our office is by appointment only so please schedule an appointment to drop off during our office hours. If you need to drop off outside of office hours, please email to arrange an alternative drop off time.

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